I must say that I really love it. Not only does it keep me on track with my eating habits, but I feel like im part of a community. So thanks everyone for accepting me into your world!!!! (corny but hey its all good :) )
Today was a long day. I had acting class in the morning, and then I
had lots of time to kill before I went to take a dance class. I totally wish I had my camera because right in Union Square was a farmers market!!! the entire park (for those who have never been there its pretty danm big) was over flowing with stands of every type! The one that caught my attention most was a stand for SPROUTS! I love sprouts! I love how theyre crunchy, and fresh and delish! Although I was tempted to buy all sorts I had to remind myself that they would be sitting in my bag for about 6 hours... The market will be there on saturday again so I will definitely be going....oh and I'll bring my camera!!!!!
I have been slacking on my dance classes. I havent taken
one in about 3 and a half weeks!!! that is really abnormal for me since I normally take atleast 5 a week.. and in the summer about 12 a week!!!! finally I can get back to my normal dance schedule now that Im graduated and I dont have much going on until I leave for my show...
OH I DIDNT MENTION THIS DID I!!
Im going to be going to Upstate New york (to Aburn New york to be exact) To do a production of "The Producers." Im really excited!!! If you live anywhere near there... check it out! Its a great and respected little theatre :)
SO ON TO THE FOOD!!!!
After taking a really intense dance class... I WAS STARVING!! and since it is my blogging anniversary and all I decided I had to crack open Vegenomicon! As I said the book was intimidating, but i faced my fears and embarked on a dish that immediately intruiged me...
Spaghetti and bean balls!!!!
Since I am trying to watch my weight lately, I decided that instead of pasta (although I was really in the mood for it..boo) I took a yellow squash and grated it on a julianne grater (i think thats what its called) It made the squash into noodle like threads! I threw them in a pot of water that was almost to a boil, and let it cook for about 10 minutes.
The bean balls were super easy to make, and were pretty tasty. They dont have the texture of a meat ball, but they are certainly flavorful. The only substitute I made was that the recipe called for bread crumbs, and I used brown rice instead. (check out the recipe in Vegenomicon!!!)
I spread the balls in a glass baking pan and cooked according
to the directions
And here was my finished product.I also added some mushrooms to my sauce, some extra garlic, sun dried tomatoes and fresh cherry tomatoes! oh and of course some vegan parm cheese :)
I was proud of myself! It tasted great and I avoided disasters!
I guess I'm not afraid of V'con anymore!!!!